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Downeast Movie Review

Downeast Movie Review
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When a movie's plot feels like you've already seen it 10,000 times, there's no way it can be great. Joe Raffa's "Downeast" has almost nothing you haven't seen over and over and over. The only possible wrinkle is that it takes place in a small town on an island off the coast of Maine.

However, despite there being nothing great about it, it's not all that bad. It's a tight script with no throwaway, useless scenes.  This enables "Downeast" to maintain an air of tension, which saves it from being amazingly forgettable.

The town is named Long Island and it's essentially run by Kerrigan (Judson Mills), a local drug pusher and all-around bad guy. There's a local police department that consists of a police chief who is earnest but clueless, and a cop who looks the other way. It's not top-notch law enforcement.

You can see where "Downeast" is headed every step of the way. There aren't many surprises, although the ending doesn't quite fit what you might expect, particularly from its lead. It's not great stuff, but "Downeast" delivers enough to make it worth a look.The good guy is Tommy (Greg Finley) whom we're told might have been a great boxer when he was younger. Now, his life is spent on his dad's (Gareth Williams) lobster boat. Dad is your classic film drunk. Every night he's peeled off the floor of the local bar.

Emma (Dylan Silver) is Tommy's lifetime crush. She's been away for years, but she's back in town to take care of her mother who suffers from Alzheimer's. She's also intent on finding out who killed her brother years earlier. It's not hard to figure out who may have been involved in his murder.

Downeast Movie Review By David Kempler
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Downeast Movie Review Downeast Movie Review Reviewed by Wanni Arachchige Udara Madusanka Perera on Sunday, July 25, 2021 Rating: 5

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